tuesday nights are the exception to the rule, just like thursday mornings are the exception to the rule. to elaborate: tuesday nights are the exception to the rule that i do not cook on weeknights, just like thursday mornings are the exception to the rule that monday morning is the worst morning of the week.

for some reason, thursday has always been worse for me than monday. and, strangely enough, at one of my last jobs, the customer service ratings for our location were always lowest on surveys filled out on a thursday. another doctoral dissertation in the wings.

ANYWAY, i am making risotto! sort of.

that epic of convenience, The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, has a recipe for Baked Risotto. baked, you say? baked, i reply. it is apparently the cheater’s way to make risotto, involving significantly less stirring, fiddling with burner temperatures, and prostrations to the rice gods to ensure creamy, not crunchy, rice. for which i am in nava’s debt.

at least, i might be. i won’t know how it’s turned out for another … thirty-four minutes.

will it be tasty? will it fall into that “edible but not yummy” category that my attempts at recipes from this cookbook so often fall into? will it be an out-and-out disaster? will i share the recipe?

only part 2 can tell.

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